The Shepherd

The Shepherd
  • 2016
  • Spain/UK
  • 97 min
  • Directed by: Jonathan Cenzual Burley
  • Cast: Miguel Martin, Alfonso Mendiguchia, Juan Luis Sara, Maribel Iglesias.

Anselmo (Martin) is a modest 55-year-old shepherd who is content with his bare-bones life, until a couple of property developers try to buy his land. Things then snowball. Writer/director Burley skilfully sets a slow pace and the performances are exquisitely judged.

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The Shepherd

29 May 20173 stars

Superbly performed, appealingly pertinent Spanish drama from Jonathan Cenzual Burley

Initially coming off like a bucolic David vs Goliath parable – stubborn bumpkin defies money-minded developers to keep his unremarkable patch of land – this Spanish drama / thriller gathers a gradual head of steam until its atmosphere is more…

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